Neil Armstrong Commander of Apollo 11
First astronaut to walk on the Moon.
“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind” July 20, 1969.
“As Americans, we are certainly fortunate. We take for granted many advantages that are not available in much of the world. Among most important is equal opportunity for a good education.
We are permitted to choose our occupation and get a good start toward the knowledge and training necessary to pursue that career. Make the most of it!
We live in excelling times. New ideas emerge every day. None of us can know what the most interesting new developments and consequent career opportunities will be available in the years ahead. But we all have the opportunity to be as ready as we can for that time.” -Neil A. Armstrong in a letter to Neil Armstrong Elementary School